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2022 Australian Social Media Calendar Dates

2022 Australian Social Media Calendar Dates

Looking for content ideas for your social media, here are key dates for Australia. 

January – Creativity Month

1: New Year’s Day
2: World Introvert Day
4: Trivia Day
6: Technology Day
10: Houseplant Appreciation Day
10: Cut Your Energy Costs Day
20: Penguin Awareness Day
24: Belly Laughs Day
25: Opposite Day
27: Chocolate Cake Day
28: Data privacy Day
30: Croissant Day

February – Black History Month

1: Lunar New Year
1: Change Your Password Day
2: International Groundhog Day
2: World Wetlands Day
3: International Golden Retriever Day
4: World Cancer Day
6: Frozen Yoghurt Day
9: National Pizza Day
11: Safer Internet Day
14: Donor Day
14: Valentine’s Day
17: Random Acts of Kindness Day
18: National Drink Wine Day
18: Sydney Mardi Gras begins
20: World Day of Social Justice
20: Love Your Pet Day
22: World Thinking Day
22: National Margarita Day
26: Teal Ribbon Day
27: Retro Day
29: Rare Disease Day
29: Leap Year Day

March – Women’s History Month

1: World Compliment Day
3: World Wildlife Day
3: World Book Day
4: Employee Appreciation Day
4: National Grammar Day
6: Clean Up Australia Day
8: International Women’s Day
10: Pack Your Lunch Day
14: Legal Assistance Day
17: St Patrick’s Day
18: World Sleep Day
20: International Day of Happiness
20: World Storytelling Day
21: World Down Syndrome Day
22: World Water Day
26: Purple Day
27: World Theatre Day
26: Earth Hour
27: Neighbour Day
31: International Day of Transgender Visibility

April

1: April Fools Day
2: World Autism Awareness Day
7: World Health Day
10: National Sibling Day
15: Good Friday
17: Easter Sunday
20: Volunteer Recognition Day
21: High Five Day
22: International Mother Earth Day
25: ANZAC Day
27: Marine Mammal Rescue Day
28: Pay it Forward Day

May

1: World Laughter Day
3: World Asthma Day
4: Star Wars Day [May the 4th be with you!]
4: Firefighters Day
24: Starlight Day
8: Mother’s Day
12: Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
15: International Day of Families
17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
18-24: National Volunteer Week
26: National Sorry Day
19: Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
28: International Hamburger Day

June

1: Global Day of Parents
3: National Donut Day
3: Mabo Day
5: World Environment Day
8: World Oceans Day
14: World Blood Donor Day
18: International Picnic Day
20: World Refugee Day
21: International Yoga Day
21: National Selfie Day
21: World Music Day
27: National Sunglasses Day
30: Social Media Day

July – Plastic Free July

5-12: NAIDOC Week
7: World Chocolate Day
17: World Emoji Day
20: World Jump Day
24: Stress Down Day
30: International Friendship Day

August

1: International Beer Day
7: Genes for Jeans Day
8: International Cat Day
12: International Youth Day
14: Red Nose Day
19: World Humanitarian Day
19: World Photography Day
23: Daffodil Day

September

5: International Day of Charity
6: Father’s Day
8: R U OK? Day10: World Suicide Prevention Day
18-20: Clean up the World Weekend
19: Talk Like a Pirate Day
21: International Day of Peace

October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mental Health Awareness month

1: International Coffee Day
2: International Day of Non-Violence
4: World Animal Day
5: World Teachers’ Day
6: Instagram’s Birthday
10: World Mental Health Day
10: World Homelessness Day
16: World Food Day
17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
31: Halloween

November – Movember

1: World Vegan Day
11: Remembrance Day
13: World Kindness Day
14: World Diabetes Day
16: International Day for Tolerance
19: World Toilet Day
20: Universal Children’s Day
20: Transgender Day of Remembrance
25: Black Friday
26: Small Business Saturday
28: Cyber Monday

December

1: World AIDS Day
3: International Day of People with Disabilities
4: World Wildlife Conversation Day
5: International Volunteer Day
10: Human Rights Day
18: International Migrants Day
24: Christmas Eve
25: Christmas
26: Boxing Day
31: New Year’s Eve

5 Easy ways to source social media content for your business

5 Easy ways to source social media content for your business

One of the most common headaches business owners face is what kind of content to share on social media. Or they are simply finding themselves stress because they’re putting pressure on themselves to come up with new content all the time.

Headache be gone!

When it comes to content, we fail ourselves as business owners. Why? Because we are currently spending 80% of our time creating new content, but only 20% sharing our content. We should be spending 20% creating and 80% sharing (and re-sharing) content.

Here are 5 ways you can utilise previous content you’ve created for your social media.

  1. Previous content/posts

Keep copies of content and images from previous post and don’t be afraid to reuse them. Very rarely do people go through a business’ content from 2 years ago, therefore if it’s still relevant re-use it. Even content from 6 months ago is reusable, or last week. If you have a series of images you use for people to sign up to your mailing list, then re-use it at least once a week, and more if you’re posting more than once a day.

  1. Blog content

Most blogs should have a call to action, which could be signing up to newsletters, booking in discovery calls, purchasing a product etc. Re-share your blogs, especially if relevant. Take snippets of the blog content or write an intro and add a call to action, such as click on the link for more, or you could share the whole blog. If you’re blog was an article of tips, just like this one, copy a tip and tell readers to click on the link for the more tips. Use different images for social media to re-share old blogs (if you’re not comfortable using the same image).

  1. Expertise Categories

In business, we all have niche areas, and under our niches are categories we specialise in. For example: in my coaching business, I am a coach who specialises in intuition, alignment, boundaries, balance and boundaries. Therefore, I would share content around those 5 areas.  As a virtual assistant, I specialise in social media, newsletters, blogging, productivity/systems and online management. Again, I would share expertise content around these areas.

  1. Testimonials / Feedback

Feedback sells, often when someone is searching for a new product or service, they check out what others have said about it. You might have testimonials on your website, in emails or have had awesome comments on your social media platform, use these to share with your audience. Feedback on your service are big sellers.

  1. Hints of things to come

Entice your audience with some of the projects you’re working on, or perhaps the blog you’re writing about this week. Tease them with what is to come. Perhaps if you’re making a new product take a snippet image of it and ask them what they think it is.

It is okay to share and re-share your content. Don’t be afraid to do so.  

If you’re making a branded quote for the week’s content, then why not make a whole heap of them for the next couple of weeks or months and save yourself time and effort. This is BULK acting.

Don’t be afraid to pre-plan your content, and then if additional items come up add them in. By pre-planning and scheduling your content it enables you not to feel so panicked that you haven’t posted anything or having come up with content.

If you’re struggling to create the time to manage your social media, then let’s chat about how I can help you manage this. Contact me today.